Close on the heels of the Philippines government announcement to offer free citywide Wi-Fi services to half of its towns and cities this year and nationwide coverage by end of 2016, Alepo has signed an agreement with FilAsia System Technologies Inc. (FAST) to provide a complete Wi-Fi management solution, including charging and billing, for the IPTV Service rollout.
Alepo is partnering with FAST, a wireless internet service provider in Philippines, to provide a complete Wi-Fi hotspot manager, including charging and billing, for internet and IPTV over Wi-Fi services.
As part of the new partnership, Alepo will employ its carrier-class convergent charging, billing, and CRM platform, Alepo Service Enabler (SE), which will enable FAST to fully deliver and monetize its Wi-Fi and IPTV services. To create a sophisticated and enjoyable customer experience for FAST subscribers, Alepo SE includes end-to-end support for the entire purchase, activation, real-time charging, notifications, and customer care of Wi-Fi hotspot services.
“The high competition amongst ISPs in Philippines puts downward pressure on average revenue per user (ARPU) and limits revenue potential from traditional revenue streams. This drives ISPs to introduce services like IPTV over Wi-Fi to differentiate themselves from the competition,” said Glenn Caagbay, President at FAST. “Alepo has a long and proven legacy in Wi-Fi and IPTV monetization and is able to provide FAST with solutions that are both technologically advanced and highly sophisticated from a business standpoint.”
“FAST recognizes IPTV as part of a new breed of services that will continue to fit into their overall data monetization strategy,” said Vani Manian, Technical Director at Alepo. “In its selection of Alepo, FAST is assured of a solutions partner with the knowledge and real-world proven products needed to launch new IPTV business models rapidly and cost-effectively without disruption to existing networks and services.”
FilAsia System Technologies Inc. or FAST provides Wi-Fi services in Philippines. The company is already servicing areas where broadband data infrastructure is not available and will continue to build its network to reach places where there is no or limited service, especially in rural communities.